Bitcoin Core Lead Maintainer Steps Back, Encourages Decentralization

"One thing is clear: this is a serious project now, and we need to start taking decentralization seriously," said Wladimir van der Laan.

Tech  ·  22 January 2021

Tezos Israel Develops Hardware Device to Protect Network Validators’ Staked Assets

Innovation hub Tezos Israel has built a hardware security device it says will better secure the staked assets of Tezos' network validators.

News  ·  21 December 2020

New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

Welcome to the world of bitcoin, where you are your first and last line of defense against scammers and fraudsters.

Tech  ·  16 December 2020

Google Down: The Perils of Centralization

It was a jarring reminder of the hidden costs of the easy-to-use, centralized systems that permeate the web, and just how taxing or debilitating they can be.

Tech  ·  14 December 2020

Australian Crypto Exchange Exposes Personal Data of 270K Users

BTC Markets, one of Australia's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has accidentally exposed users' data, raising the risk of phishing attacks.

Business  ·  2 December 2020

Twitter Hires Noted Hacker as Head of Security Months After Bitcoin Scam

Twitter has hired Peiter Zatko, a prominent white-hat hacker going by the handle "Mudge," to help prevent future security breaches.

Business  ·  17 November 2020
Security We Got the Highest Ratings on Privacy, Security Based on US Standards

The crypto exchange and finance platform said it got high ratings for privacy and security using standards developed by a U.S. government agency.

News  ·  4 November 2020

Ethereum Classic’s MESS Solution Won’t Provide ‘Robust’ Security Against 51% Attacks: Report

A solution being implemented to safeguard against so-called 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) network may not be as secure as suggested, according to a new analysis.

Tech  ·  21 October 2020

Downvoted: Security Researchers Slam Voatz Over Stance on White-Hat Hackers

A broad ruling on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could “chill” security research by white-hat hackers, making tech less secure.

Tech  ·  6 October 2020

Twitter Tightens Security Ahead of US Presidential Election

Twitter is making a host of new security measures compulsory for accounts belonging to users considered influential in the upcoming election.

Business  ·  18 September 2020

Voatz Calls for Restrictions on Independent Cybersecurity Research in Supreme Court Brief

Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.

Tech  ·  4 September 2020

Hardware Wallet Flaw Lets Attackers Hold Crypto for Ransom Without Touching Device

A hypothetical man-in-the-middle attack would have allowed an attacker to hold users’ crypto for ransom on Trezor and KeepKey hardware wallets.

Tech  ·  2 September 2020

Binance and Oasis Labs Launch Alliance to Combat Crypto Fraud and Hacks

The aim is a comprehensive database of information gleaned from previous hacks and fraud used to proactively fight future ones. The platform supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRX and EOS blockchains.

Tech  ·  27 August 2020

Unconfiscatable? Using Bitcoin to Resist Police Extortion in Nigeria

It's common in Nigeria for police officers to threaten and extort citizens for whatever money they can find. This man uses bitcoin as a hiding spot.

Tech  ·  26 August 2020

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged With Trying to Conceal Hack Using Bitcoin

Joseph Sullivan allegedly insisted the hackers sign NDAs in exchange for $100,000 in bitcoin hush money.

News  ·  21 August 2020